Schrimpf Wins Discus at NACC Championships

Schrimpf Wins Discus at NACC Championships

LISLE, Illinois – Sophomore Derek Schrimpf won the discus throw to lead the MSOE men's track & field team at the NACC Championships Friday and Saturday at Benedictine.

The Raiders scored 47 team points to place sixth in the 10-team standings.

Schrimpf claimed the team's lone championship of the competition Saturday, throwing 128-10 to top the field. He won the event by just under three feet over second place. He was not the lone MSOE scorer in the throws, as freshman Hayden Heun threw 137-1 for fifth place in the hammer throw.

Sophomore Nick Bath had a strong meet, taking second in the 10,000m on Friday and coming back for a sixth-place showing in the 5000m Saturday. In the 10K, he was edged at the end by just seven seconds with his time of 33:52.67. In the 5000m, he ran a time of 16:29.77.

Also in the distance events, the Horbinski twins scored together in both the 3000m steeplechase and 1500m events. Senior Trey Horbinski was third in the steeplechase with a time of 9:59.71 while senior Tripp Horbinski was sixth in 10:17.28. Trey ran sixth in the 1500m with a time of 4:11.06 and Tripp ran his way onto the podium in eighth at 4:17.69. It was a tight finish for the last scoring position as Tripp edged the ninth-place finisher by just 0.07 seconds.

The Raiders also had dual scorers in the high jump, where freshman Alex Moran cleared 5-11 1/2 and finished fifth. That was the same height as third place with the difference being the number of attempts. Freshman Keaton Harrison prevailed in that manner for eighth place as three different athletes posted a final height of 5-5 3/4.

Sophomore Blake Bostwick and freshman Deven Jakubowski rounded out the scorers at the meet. Bostwick ran 2:05.24 for eighth place in the 800m and Jakubowski finished the 400m hurdles in 59.97 for sixth place.

The Raiders will now break up into smaller groups to close out the season at last chance qualifiers next weekend with hopes of securing a qualifying position for the NCAA Championships.